During the recent 6-day holiday break, Da Nang attracted a large number of domestic and foreign visitors. This was attributed to the successful Da Nang International Fireworks Competition 2015 (DIFC2015)
During the recent 6-day holiday break, Da Nang attracted a large number of domestic and foreign visitors. This was attributed to the successful Da Nang International Fireworks Competition 2015 (DIFC2015) and the fascinating activities during the city’s Beach Tourism Season 2015, along with other entertainment programmes which have taken place during the holiday.
According to preliminary statistics released by the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the number of international air passengers arriving in the city during the holiday was three times higher than in the same period last year, hitting around 14,800.
Over the period, the city received 147 international flights on 9 scheduled direct and 13 charter flight routes, up by 97 flights against the same period last year.
Between 25 April and 4 May, Vietnam Airlines operated a total of 168 flights on routes linking Da Nang with Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi in order to meet the dramatic increase in the number of passengers from the two localities to the city. Meanwhile, Vietjet Air added 8 flights per day on its Ha Noi-Da Nang flight route.
The volume of visitors staying overnight in the city during the holiday period climbed by 28.36% against the same period last year to hit over 86,500. During the two-day DIFC 2015, room occupancy rates of between 90 and 95% were reported at local hotels. In particular, hotels located in the inner-city, near My Khe Beach, and along the Tran Hung Dao, Bach Dang, Pham Van Dong streets enjoyed an occupancy rate of 100%.
During the holiday, the number of shoppers at the city’s major markets, including Han, Con and Dong Da, was higher than on normal days. Thanks to this, the volume of goods sold by local traders was three times higher than on normal days.